Law Society of Upper Canada Archives

Type: Archives

This archives ensures the preservation of the heritage of the legal profession in Ontario. In addition, the archives acts as an information resource centre to Law Society staff, the legal profession, and the public.




  • Corporate records documenting the administration, policies, decisions, activities, and functions of the Law Society of Upper Canada since its origin in 1797.
  • Records of over 150 organizations and individuals, such as, The Lawyers Club, William Osgoode, The Juvenile Advocate Society.
  • Collection of architectural plans and drawings relating to the numerous additions and renovations to Osgoode Hall.
  • Printed material about the Law Society such as reports, brochures, government reports, posters, postcards, event programs and menus.
  • Periodicals.
  • Artefacts related to the practice of law, such as legal robes, office equipment and furniture.
  • Biographical information on Ontario lawyers and judges.
  • Over 100,000 photographs.

Public Programming:

Online Exhibitions

Digital exhibitions document past events such as the 175th year anniversary of Osgoode Hall.

Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:

Address & Contact Information:

The Law Society of Upper Canada Archives
Osgoode Hall
130 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2N6

Phone: 416-947-3320

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by appointment

Key Words: law, legal